Will Sanity prevail or will French repel invaders?

04:48 PM 17 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Sweden's Sanity takes on the French at Vincennes
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The Swedish invasion is in full swing as Sanity arrives in France to contest the rich Prix de Brest, an international group three, with group two money at stake, 120,000 euros for the 2850m race at Vincennes on Saturday.

Malin Löfgren's Love You gelding won two races last year in France, and picked up second and third place cheques in a successful raid on the French Winter Meeting riches and returns from a three-month layoff.

He will start off the 25metre mark in the hands of Franck Ouvrie and is one of four elite international horses in the 17 horse field.

Another Swedish-bred son of Love You in Global Manhattan, now in the stable of Fabrice Souloy and fellow V75 gold division stalwart Maxwell Mayday, a Finnish S J's Photo gelding to be driven by Frenchman Dominik Locqueneux for Finland's Jarmo Niskanen make up the Scandinavian contingent.

Italy will be represented by Marco Smorgon's Libeccio Grif, a Lotteria-winning son of Andover Hall, who will be handled by local driver Pierre Vercruysse will start of the 25m mark. But despite his group one credentials he will be sent out at very long odds.

French handicappers have stuck with their own making a loose favourite, in a wide open betting field is last start winner Sissi du Morin, a journeyman on the Trot Europeene Francais circuit. Philippe Daugeard's 8YO mare by Grassano has won 14 of 59 career starts, but has been consistently in the money of late.

Jean Michel Bazire's Tornade du Digeon is the second favourite while also well supported is Jean Etienne Dubois' Turbo Jet.

Also coming in for early local support are Sam Gibus a Jet Fortuna gelding trained and driven by Sebastien Baude, Starter du Rib, a Ganymede gelding from Joel Hallais' barn and Ton Reve de Cahot, a Hand du Vivier gelding trained by Jean Pierre Thomain. All three, who leave from the front mark, are at shorter odds than the European contingent..

PRIX DE BREST Vincennes Group III international 2850m 6-10 E120 000

1 Sam Gibus (g Jet Fortuna - Harmonie Gibus) Dr: Sebastien Baude Tr: Sebastien Baude 2850

2 Renardo Bello (h Kiwi - Enfilade) Dr: Damien Bonne Tr: Christian Bigeon 2850

3 Tornade du Digeon (m Jag de Bellouet - Herlane du Terme) Dr: Jean Michel Bazire Tr: Jean Michel Bazire 2850

4 Ton Reve de Cahot (g Hand du Vivier - Nona de Cahot David Thomain Tr: Jean Pierre Thomain 2850

5 Turbo Jet (h Joyau d'Amour - Elite d'Atout) Dr: Jean Etienne Dubois Tr: Jean Etienne Dubois 2850

6 Starter du Rib (g Ganymede - Jiviga) Dr: Jean Loic Claude Dersoir Tr: Joel Hallais 2850

7 Roxane de Beaumee (m Jain de Beval - Lisa de Beaumee) Dr: Pierre Levesque Tr: Mike Lenders 2850

8 Global Manhattan (h Love You - Devilish Yankee) Dr: Mathieu Abrivard Tr: Fabrice Souloy 2850

9 Soumoulou (g First de Retz - Nouvelle Perle) Dr: Franck Nivard Tr: Franck Nivard 2850

10 Sierra Leone (m John Arifant - Une d'Havetot) Dr: Jean Claude Hallais Tr: Jean William Hallais 2850

11 Sissi du Morin (m Grassano - Haltise du Morin) Dr: Philippe Daugeard Tr: Philippe Daugeard 2850

12 Querios du Mirel (g Kitcho d'Ecajeul - Ina de Mirel) Dr: Tony Le Beller Tr: Anders Lindqvist 2850

13 Qwidil (g Hibiscus du Rib - Idylle Fayenne) Dr: Junior Guelpa Tr: Stephane Guelpa 2850

14 Maxwell Mayday (g S J's Photo - Counting Crowns) Dr: Dominik Locqueneux Tr: Jarmo Niskanen 2850

15 Libeccio Grif (h Andover Hall - Southwind Val) Dr: Pierre Vercruysse Tr: Marco Smorgon 2875

16 Sanity (g Love You - Flash Light) Dr: Franck Ouvrie Tr: Malin Löfgren 2875

17 Roi du Lupin( v Fleuron Perrine - Helia de Saint Pol) Dr: Anthony Barrier Tr: Jean Paul Marmion 2900

by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com 

 

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